So many jobs, so little time

So truthfully, my track record with jobs has been, well, somewhat scattered. It's almost embarrassing. I've often wondered why I've had so much trouble staying in one job and in one place for very long. I can't even count the number of places I've lived in the last 20 years -- four since moving to Montana about six … Continue reading So many jobs, so little time

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What us wheel-running gerbils can learn from chefs

"It's like a very ... Zen-like thing. All my knives are clean. Clean cutting board. Clear space to work. Clear mind." - Greg Barr, sous-chef at New York City's Esca One of the tenets of living successfully with ADHD is staying organized. I use various tools and practices which I previously wrote about (see "Where is ... … Continue reading What us wheel-running gerbils can learn from chefs

Productive Procrastinator

“The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” – Chinese Proverb I've always wondered how people got stuff done. I mean, really. If you have a full-time job, how is one supposed to get to the bank, pick up groceries, pay bills, go to the dentist, … Continue reading Productive Procrastinator

Exercising the Distraction Devil

I'm just back from a lovely 25+ mile bike ride and it's clear how exercise helps with ADD. I feel energized and happy and ready to get to work. Experts say (and I know from experience) that ADDers required to sit in one place for long periods of time can get quite fidgety and distracted. Any … Continue reading Exercising the Distraction Devil

Despite the Quietude

"You may delay, but time will not." --Benjamin Franklin It's just too easy to procrastinate when this is one's "office." Just sayin'. But as Ford and Chrysler's Lee Iacocca once said: "So what do we do? Anything. Something. So long as we just don't sit there. If we screw it up, start over. Try something … Continue reading Despite the Quietude